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  • Evolving structure of world agricultural trade, (The). Implications for trade policy and trade agreements

    Evolving structure of world agricultural trade, (The). Implications for trade policy and trade agreements

     The objective of this book is to highlight and analyze several factors impinging on future agricultural trade developments. These factors include rapidly changing food demand patterns arising from economic growth and associated urbanisation; the level and nature of support and protection provided to agriculture in both developed and developing countries; the increasing prominence of technical regulations and private standards; the incr

  • Rethinking public policy in agriculture. Lessons from distant and recent history

    Rethinking public policy in agriculture. Lessons from distant and recent history

    Policy assistance series # 7In this report FAO establishes, based on contemporary and historical precedents, the need for developing countries to adopt policies that ensure strong complimentarity between targeted public-sector interventions and private sector roles. The report provides a wide range of examples and highlights three important lessons. First, in all the now developed countries, governments, at the early stages of economic

  • Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Private standards are set by the food producing industry and retailers, mainly to assure food safety and good agricultural practice. However their proliferation is a major concern in developing countries where these standards are regarded as too expensive for smallholders to comply with. So what really are the benefits and costs of private standards for small-scale producers? This publication presents state-of-the-art research and analysis to ...

  • Agricultral trade policy and food security in the Caribbean. Structral issues, multilateral negotiations and competitiveness (En)

    Agricultral trade policy and food security in the Caribbean. Structral issues, multilateral negotiations and competitiveness (En)

    Agricultural trade has been and continues to be a major factor determining food security outcomes in Caribbean countries. In these small open economies, exports are essential to income-earning opportunities, while imports provide a large component of the food supply. This book examines various dimensions of trade policy and related issues of relevance to the countries in the region and presents policy instruments to address trade and food ...

  • Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade. New approaches to Analyzing Market Structure and Instability (hardback edition) (English)

    Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade. New approaches to Analyzing Market Structure and Instability (hardback edition) (English)

    This book argues that the viability of many observed market and non-market interventions in agricultural products worldwide depends considerably on the underlying behaviour of the relevant commodity markets. Many of these policies have had distortive impacts, resulting in much discussion and controversy in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations.Despite the long history of studies of commodity

  • Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Production and processing of small seeds for birds (English)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsSmall grain mixtures are the mainstay of bird food. Most of the grain species used in these mixtures are of tropical and subtropical origin or could be produced in the tropics and subtropics. Their cultivation, processing and marketing open diverse opportunities for small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in developing countries. The purpose of this report is to give an overview o

  • Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences (En)

    Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences (En)

    "Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences" , prepared under the aegis of the Policy Assistance Division of FAO, presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international consensus on viable approaches to the issues. Topics covered include agriculture's role in economic ...

  • Market for non-traditional agricultural exports, (The) (En)

    Market for non-traditional agricultural exports, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThe last decade has witnessed a steady decline in the dollar values of many of the traditional agricultural export crops from developing countries and has highlighted the risks of depending upon a very narrow export base for foreign exchange earning. Breaking the dependence upon the traditional primary commodities and diversifying into higher value or added value exports is not easy. Thi

  • Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy (En)

    Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report is intended to contribute to the continuing debate related to small states and their agriculture sectors in the multilateral trade framework. It looks at the specific challenges faced by small states and the importance of non-reciprocal preferences. It is felt that a clearer understanding of Small Island Developing States' (SIDS') agricultural economies and trade and the ofte

  • Transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms.

    Transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms.

    This paper examines change in West African agricultural systems, the major challenges being faced by smallholders in the region and pathways for the future, given international pressure and domestic restraints. It aims to strengthen debate on West African agriculture, the role of family farms and trade policy at national, regional and global levels. It also aims to identify and document how agricultural patterns and livelihoods are evolving in ...

  • Women’s access to land: the de-feminisation of agriculture in southern Niger ?

    Women’s access to land: the de-feminisation of agriculture in southern Niger ?

    This paper considers the position of women in the social dynamics regulating access to farmland by different members of Hausa households. How does Hausa society manage land ownership within households when changing dynamics and constant challenges from a range of factors require new mechanisms for land redistribution, which are subsequently accepted and recognised by everyone? Are the prevailing social rules influenced by population growth, the ...

  • Southland. A case study-based training exercise in policy analysis for the agricultural and rural sector (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Southland. A case study-based training exercise in policy analysis for the agricultural and rural sector (+ CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: Capacity development in food and agriculture policThe "Southland case study" is designed to provide an opportunity for a group of participants in a course on agricultural policy to mobilize their knowledge and skills on a fictitious country simulating many of the problems faced by developing countries. Based on realistic information on the country, presented in a set of documents collected from various sources and on a set of st

  • When the Dutch Disease met the French Connection : Oil, Macroeconomics and Forests in Gabon

    When the Dutch Disease met the French Connection : Oil, Macroeconomics and Forests in Gabon

    The report contains eight sections including the introduction. The second section will briefly describe the history and current status of forest resources ini Gabon. The third will look at macroeconomic changes since the start of the oil era. Section 4 describes how this translated into declining competitiveness for agriculture and forestry. The fifth section deals with the forest impact of more specific government policies, like road building ...

  • Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Policies for Agricultural Sustainability in Kenya

    Farmers in Zimbabwe have for many years been forbidden to cultivate fertile wetland areas known as vleis, ostensibly in the name of protecting the environment. This paper analyses how local people and extension agents have responded to a deeply unpopular policy put in place by the colonial government, and maintained even after independence. The study covers two contrasting areas: Chivi in the south, where the State almost succeeded in ...

  • Public Policies and Processes in the Bolivian Andes

    Public Policies and Processes in the Bolivian Andes

    This book is part of the study 'Policies that Work for Sustainable Agriculture and Regenerating Rural Economies' and analyses the evolution of the relations between Bolivian national politicies to farming and rural development, with an emphasis in the period of the structural reforms from 1993. In addition to a historical, legal and political context, the investigation includes the field work in two rural municipalities.

  • Recognizing contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (En)

    Recognizing contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (En)

    Series: FAO Animal health manualsContagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a well-known scourge of cattle in Africa and elsewhere. On entering previously uninfected populations, it often causes an explosive epidemic with a high mortality. In endemic situations, the disease is known for its insidious spread and debilitating effects on production. The difficulties experienced in diagnosing and combating the disease make it all the more

  • Reform and decentralization of agricultural services. A policy framework (En)

    Reform and decentralization of agricultural services. A policy framework (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis handbook provides a methodological framework for decisions concerning decentralization of agricultural services through deconcentration of the public administration, delegation to public or private agencies, devolution, partnerships with civil society organizations or privatization. These different forms of decentralization are presented as options to be considered acco

  • Value-added products from beekeeping - vol 124 (En)

    Value-added products from beekeeping - vol 124 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe purpose of this bulletin is to introduce beekeepers, people considering keeping bees and those interested in processing and marketing to the large diversity of products that can be derived from beekeeping for income generation. Each product category, includinng cosmetics, derived from basic bee products such as honey, pollen, wax, propolis, royal jelly, venom, adult and larval honeybees, is

  • Implications of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture for developing countries (The). A training manual (En )

    Implications of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture for developing countries (The). A training manual (En )

    Series: Training Materials for Agricultural Planning This Manual has been prepared as part of a series of training materials for use in programmes of capacity-building in policy formulation and analysis. Its aim is to explain the content of the Agreement on Agriculture and the main functions of the World Trade Organisation and to help agricultural policy analysts in developing countries assess the economic and administrative implication